Educational Technology: University Day Presentation

Stacy Landry, Tamielee Sutherland, and Emma Lajoie smile after their presenation.

Education students Stacy Landy, Emma Lajoie and Tamielee Sutherland presented their work on Educational Technology to Enrich Teaching and Learning during UMPI’s 18th annual University Day. Throughout the presentation, the women discussed the importance of technology in the classroom and how it affects the students, teachers and parents. Continue reading “Educational Technology: University Day Presentation”

Usain Bolt Coming to UMPI

Olympian Usain Bolt is coming to UMPI.

     The fastest man on earth is coming to the University of Maine of Presque Isle on Saturday, April 6, for sports clinic. The Jamaican sprinter will travel to northern Maine to greet community members and students during a sports clinic, which he will be running, no pun intended. The clinic will consist of speed and agility drills run by Bolt in Gentile Hall at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to everyone of all ages. Continue reading “Usain Bolt Coming to UMPI”

A Night Full of Laughs and Entertainment During the Variety Show

The University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted its first ever Variety Show on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.  It was filled with several acts from students, faculty and staff. The show was hosted by Los Angeles-based comedian, actor and voice actor, Justin Rupple. Community members, faculty, staff and students filled Wieden Auditorium for a fun and entertaining night at UMPI. Continue reading “A Night Full of Laughs and Entertainment During the Variety Show”

NSLS Hosts Livestream with Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew_s presentation on Feb. 19.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s National Society of Leadership and Success hosted a livestream event on Tuesday, Feb. 19, featuring Dr. Drew Pinksy. People viewed the lecture, titled Leadership Lessons with Dr. Drew, across the country on college campuses, including UMPI’s Wieden Auditorium. Continue reading “NSLS Hosts Livestream with Dr. Drew”

8th Annual Think Pink Games Draw a Big Crowd

The Wieden Gymnasium, packed for the Think Pink games.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 8th Annual Think Pink basketball games drew a huge crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Wieden Gymnasium. Students, staff, faculty, community members and more attended the men’s and women’s basketball games held against UMPI rival, the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Spectators and players wore shades of pink to represent patients and survivors who were or still are battling cancer. The money raised during Think Pink games is donated to the American Cancer Society Continue reading “8th Annual Think Pink Games Draw a Big Crowd”

Inked: Students Share Their Tattoo Stories


College students use their clothes or style to express themselves, although many University of Maine at Presque Isle students are using a different form of art to show off their personalities with tattoos. Tattoos are not just permanent ink on someone’s skin. Tattoos can focus on student spirituality or symbolize something in their life. Tattoos can also represent a meaningful moment or story from student lives. Several UMPI students shared stories behind their tattoos and what they mean to them. Continue reading “Inked: Students Share Their Tattoo Stories”

Celebrating Christmas in Mexico

A Christmas tree stands tall in Mexico City.

When December comes around, Mexicans all around the world begin to celebrate Christmas in a very special way. With delicious food, beautiful poinsettias and bright lights, people embrace their Mexican heritage through traditions celebrated with their family and friends. People gather to cook delicious food, decorate their houses, sing Christmas carols and spend quality time with their loved ones for this special time of the year. Mexican culture is rarely seen in northern Maine, but when it is seen, it is proudly represented. At UMPI, there are many Mexican students and it is important that they are all represented. Continue reading “Celebrating Christmas in Mexico”

UMPI Students Stuff-A-Monster on Halloween

A group of students show off their freshly stuffed monsters.

On Halloween night, UMPI students were treated to monster stuffing in the MPR of the Campus Center. Students began to arrive around 7 p.m., looking to get first pick of the unstuffed animals. Once lines opened at 7:30 p.m., students rushed in, grabbed monsters and started filing them with stuffing. Students were also got mini UMPI SAO T-shirts for their monsters to wear. The event, run by the Student Activities Office, was first come, first served. Students had the option to stuff a raccoon, a badger, a giraffe, a monkey or a snake. Continue reading “UMPI Students Stuff-A-Monster on Halloween”

UMPI Basketball Starts Season With Midnight Madness

The women’s basketball team poses for a picture during Midnight Madness.

On Oct. 23, the crowd in the Wieden gymnasium enjoyed events by UMPI’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as part of the annual Midnight Madness. The event, run by the UMPI athletics department and SAO, gave the crowd an opportunity to look at this year’s teams. The night was filled with a dunk contest, a three-point shooting contest and crowd members were even given the chance to participate in games to win prizes. Continue reading “UMPI Basketball Starts Season With Midnight Madness”

Kotchegna Dance Company Wows UMPI

Vado Diomande drums during his perfomance.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s students, faculty and community experienced an energetic night of African dance on Sept. 28 during UMPI’s annual Homecoming. The Kotchegna Dance Company took over the Wieden Auditorium for a spectacular show. The group, led by Vado Diomande, shared ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast, which were brought to life by dances and drums. Continue reading “Kotchegna Dance Company Wows UMPI”